Transit

Minneapolis Metro Transit to limit Super Bowl LRT use to ticket holders
News November 16, 2017
With Super Bowl LII less than three months away, planning is well in process, and one aspect of that planning—public light rail transit service—is causing something of a stir.   Metro Transit has indicated that Blue Line trains between the Mall of America and downtown Minneapolis will be restricted...
Traffic & Transit State of the Industry survey
News November 15, 2017
Each year, we send to you our annual State of the Industry survey, in effort to gauge your viewpoint and opinion of the ITS segment of the road and bridge construction industry.   However, more often than not, this survey goes unanswered. This year, we are hoping that will be different. Our new...
The Downtown Tampa Autonomous Transit Project will be funded by the Florida Department of Transportation
News November 14, 2017
The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) recently selected the Stantec/Coast Autonomous team to provide autonomous mobility services for the Marion Street Transitway. HART is a regional transportation authority charged with planning, financing, constructing and operating public...
Transit
News November 09, 2017
Nearly 90% of all public transportation initiatives were approved by voters across the United States this year. In the Nov. 7th election, seven of eight initiatives passed with one result still to be determined. Throughout the country this year, voters in 17 states and communities of all sizes...
gas tax
News November 02, 2017
As of this week, drivers across California can expect to pay an extra 12 cents per gallon for gasoline at the pump, and an extra 20 cents per gallon for diesel as a result of the new gas tax.   The tax, approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor in April, is expected to raise roughly $5...
Uber, Lyft and Ford’s Chariot are all in contention to spearhead the MicroTransit project
News October 27, 2017
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has begun to accept proposals for a pilot project known as MicroTransit, by which service vans will circulate through different zones rather than operate on fixed routes, to pick up passengers at “virtual” bus stops within minutes of...
Rail cars
News October 25, 2017
The first eight of 136 Metrorail cars to replace Miami-Dade’s metro fleet in Florida are in various stages of testing, according to the county Department of Transportation and Public Works.   The first train is on schedule to begin service by the end of November, and 16 cars are currently in...
Silver line extension
Article October 12, 2017
The $1.8 billion Silver Line extension in northern Va. began its second phase in the middle of 2013.   After four years of intensive engineering and construction activity, track installation has commenced on the second phase of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail—known as the Silver Line—in Northern...
transit
News October 10, 2017
Small town and rural public transit ridership increased 7.8% from 2007 to 2015, according to a new study by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).   The study authors of “Public Transit's Impact on Rural and Small Towns” show that public transit's affordability and the demographic...
Hyperloop One
News October 09, 2017
Despite a route between Kansas City and St. Louis being cut from the latest round of Hyperloop One’s Global Challenge, regional leaders are still looking to move forward with the high-speed concept.   The Missouri Department of Transportation, the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the KC Tech Council,...
Streetcar
News October 03, 2017
The Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA) late last week approved advancing to the next phase of technical work for a streetcar extension to the Missouri River.   The next planning phase will focus on completing conceptual design for the project, KCSA officials said in a press release. Other...
Uber stripped of its license in London
News September 22, 2017
The city of London has stripped Uber of its license to operate from the end of September, according to Reuters. The decision will affect more than 40,000 drivers in one of the world’s biggest cities.   Regulator Transport for London (TfL) said Uber’s conduct posed risks to public safety and it...
Hyperloop One
News September 18, 2017
Hyperloop One has revealed 10 potential sites for its first experimental Hyperloop, four of which are in the U.S.   If successful, the company would mark a major step toward revolutionizing transportation with tubes hurling passengers from one city to the next at speeds of up to 670 mph.   After...
Railroad crossing
News September 06, 2017
A proposal to ease rail and traffic congestion by constructing a 261-mile rail line around the Chicago area has been rejected by federal regulators.   Great Lakes Basin Transportation's proposed tri-state rail line, which would have bypassed Chicago's busy terminal and operated through parts of...
I-90 SmartRoad

View of an overhead SmartRoad sign along the Jane Addams Tollway from inside a Pace bus

News September 05, 2017
The Illinois Tollway in partnership with Pace Bus Service activated the new I-90 SmartRoad in the northwest Chicago suburbs that provides real-time traffic and travel information to drivers and allows Pace buses to travel on the inside flex lane during traffic congestion.   On the I-90 Jane Addams...
News September 01, 2017
This month, the Seattle Department of Transportation will be installing protected bike lanes on two of its busiest downtown streets. The lanes will cover six blocks of Pike Street and Pine Street between 2nd Avenue and 8th Avenue.   According to DOT officials, traffic signals in these areas will be...
Hurricane Harvey aftermath in Houston
News August 29, 2017
The catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey and continued rainfall over the past few days has most modes of transportation in Houston and a larger region of the state at a standstill.   State highway conditions consist of road closures because of flooding all along the Texas coastal area...
Rail transit
News August 24, 2017
Declining gas prices and fewer public transportation options are forcing travelers back behind the wheel, according to a new study by DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, which found: Lower fuel prices and heightened competition from airlines have weakened demand for...
light-rail transit
News August 22, 2017
Sound Transit has picked a joint venture to oversee the construction of two major light-rail extensions in the Seattle area.   The two firms, STV and Mott MacDonald, will work as part of the Northwest Transit Systems Partners (NTSP) joint venture, which Sound Transit's board approved in May. The...
Bus stop demonstration
Article August 16, 2017
A field study performed at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute tested the effectiveness of the “School Bus Stopped Ahead” message.   School buses are frequently touted as the safest way to transport students to and from school. Overall, school buses account for only 2% of all fatal motor vehicle...
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